What does "follow" and "also follow" on Instagram mean? What is the difference?

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More and more people are joining the world of social networks, and more and more people download Instagram, to upload photos, videos or simply to entertain themselves with the content that other users upload to these networks.

And since being human is curious by nature, we always end up following the masses in order to be fashionable with other people, and for this reason it sometimes becomes difficult for us to understand simple concepts of these applications, with the passage of time this will be done more easily.



Basically on Instagram we can upload images or videos in the stories, sharing them with family and contacts. To achieve this you need to start following other contacts and they do the same.

But what means "follow" How do you do? Or why it sometimes seems to me to «Go on too io   «? These are some of the questions we will answer here, see how it's done, pay close attention.

What does "follow" on Instagram mean and how do you do it?

This is the only process through which you can begin have contacts in your personal Instagram account and in this way you can see the different contents of that user at the beginning. Which would not happen if you did not follow this person in question, to do so you have to follow the following steps:

  1. On your phone, you just need to go to the central panel of the application and click on the "Instagram" application.
  2. Once inside this application, you just have to go to the magnifying glass icon, located at the bottom of the screen. Click on this.
  3. Then a search bar will open at the top of the screen, there you have to write the username of the person you want to follow.
  4. After the person's profile appears, click the button that says "follow" which is usually blue.
  5. Ready, then you will be able to see the photographs and content this person shares at first. Over time this process will become really easy and simple.

What does "follow you too" on Instagram mean and how do you do it?

These are two words that appear in a certain situation, where the user in question was already following you and could see your content (unless you have a private profile). Basically this way you will know if the other user is following you too.



To achieve this, the process is really identical to the previous one, only in the section where it says "keep it going" the word "also" is added to the same blue button. Once you hit this, the word will change to "following". This will indicate that both users follow each other at the same time.

In summary, what differences do they have?

Put simply, it can be said that when "follow" or what in English would be "follow" appears it indicates that the user in question has not followed your account nor has been able to observe your contents at the beginning unless you want to hide your photos on Instagram.

As opposed to "follow also" or its English variant «follow back» (i.e. continue back), which indicates that the other user in question was already following your account and could see all the content you shared in the beginning.


It's just a matter of getting used to and practicing so that you understand these simple concepts and really help you in your beginnings in this social networking world.

Can you unfollow?

In case you have made the mistake of follow a person you did not want or that its content has become really inappropriate for you, follow the same steps we showed you above, but with one small difference.


Once you are in step number four (4) instead of press where it says "continue", you have to press the button below which is without color. In this way its content will no longer be seen upon your departure.

If that user has also followed you, the followed button will immediately change to "Follow also", on the other hand, if this user has not followed you, said button will change to "follow", both will be blue.

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